Outlander hack; Mitsubishi taking ‘seriously’

Outlander hack; Mitsubishi taking ‘seriously’

A British company that specialises in software security has successfully managed to ‘hack’ the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Pen Test Partners managed to use the Outlanders on-board Wifi access point to access the companies system, enabling them to control the lights, air conditioning and disable the security system.

Pen Test suggests a way to further secure the car by turning on a security feature within the wifi system.

Being British, the company approached Mitsubishi Motors UK. Initially dismissive, Pen Test now says the distributor is taking the issue seriously.

“So, we involved the BBC who helped us get their attention. Mitsubishi have since been very responsive to us! They are taking the issue very seriously at the highest levels.”

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